At 10:35 a.m., Obama will propose slashing $17 billion from the U.S. budget in 121 programs ranging from weapons systems to mine cleanup. Republicans are likely to say that’s not enough to tame his $3.55 trillion budget.
At 5 p.m., the Treasury Department will reveal the results of its “stress tests” of major banks, and is expected to say that about half of the 19 largest banks will need to raise more money to stay financially should.
Aside from that, there’s plenty of other things happening in Washington today.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in town; he holds a news conference with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 1 p.m. and meets with Obama at 4:15.